Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care

This Course is subsidised under the 2018-2019 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

(CHC50113) Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

In order to attain the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students must satisfactorily complete 28 units of competency, consisting of 23 core units and 5 elective units of competency.

Core Units

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practice in service operations Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core


CHCPRP003 Reflect on an improve own professional practice Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements Elective

This Course is subsidised under the 2018-2019 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s (DESBT)

To be eligible to enrol in Higher Level Skills Program prospective participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be aged 15 years or older
  • Be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program — see the VETiS fact sheet for more information)
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training & is not enrolled in a post-school Australian Qualifications Framework
  • Completed Course Enrolment Form
  • Pass a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
  • LLN ( Language, Literacy and Numeracy) test must meet required standards for Certificate III study

(In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply to participation in certain subsidised qualifications. Any additional eligibility requirements will be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the Queensland Training Subsidies List).

Please read Student Fact Sheet

Childhood Education Manager

By completing your formal skills assessment in Diploma of early childhood education and care you are qualified in creating programs that improve the development of children at managing Carers, managing physical childcare facilities and complying with government child care requirements, standards in developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.

Outside School Hours Coordinator

Outside School Hours Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service through planned activities, implementing of the approved weekly program and managing holistic developmental programs for an effective and fulfilling duty of care to children. You will have responsibility for the supervision and mentoring of your staff and volunteers in facilitating early childhood education compliance and promote care services to children outside their school hours.

Students who completed CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Elite Training Institute you will find yourselves working in a range of education and care settings, or with school aged children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Students may also like to continue their formal training into a range of higher education qualifications.

Classroom Training

A conducive training environment with the state of the art facilities to aid our trainers in delivering high quality training to our students

  • Weekday and Saturday classes

Recognition of Prior Learning

Involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge student have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences. Assessment of RPL takes into account:

  • Work-related training courses
  • On-the-job skills and work experience
  • Volunteer and community work
  • A combination of all of the above

If you wish to apply for RPL, please notify Elite Training Institute on the Enrolment form

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer recognises previous formal learning and uses an assessment of a previous course or subject that was achieved by the student to determine whether it can be credited to the new course you wish to enrol. The assessment determines the extent to which your previous course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes of the desired qualification

If you wish to apply for Credit Transfer, please notify Elite Training Institute on the Enrolment form

Practical Placement

We help the students in finding the placements. ETI has got the agreements in place with child care organisations to give real work environment experience to our students during their practical assessments.